The finished mini theatre (see earlier post) finally arrived in Canada, here what it looks like:
This snapshot really doesn’t do it justice, more details can be seen here >Mini Theatre<
Time for new adventures
Something my sweetheart made for a special friend. She created the mini book, most of the charms and the whole necklace that carries it all .
Ok, I was allowed to help here and there, doesn’t it look great? Bits and pieces of New Zealand are integrated in there.
I really like it, more are already on the ‘to do’ list. Click the pictures for a bigger preview.
by Edgar Allan Poe ….
|another Swap run by the AFTCM group, this months theme:|
a mini theatre inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
It took me a while to make my mind up, but look at this cover picture, THAT IS IT
This time I’ll try to follow a completely different path, instead of using metal, wood, etc I challenged myself to use paper as the ‘main ingredient’.
Below some pictures showing the centre piece of the stage, Scheherazade telling her Story. I tried to achieve that 3D layered paper effect they sometimes use for those flower postcards. I’m quite pleased with the result I have to admit.
Next will be the main stage .. soon in this theatre
As mentioned before, most of the ‘Timeworn Techniques’ exercises are done on cardboard, but that is not my thing. My alternative … a butchered mobile phone.
The technique I tried is called ‘burned copper’, here some detail shoots.
It’s not finished yet. More washes are required to tie it all together and the final varnish, but I’m quite happy with the outcome so far. I have to admit, the results some of the other participants achieved are far more impressive. Keep the fun up
over and over again.
Knew it was time he’d made up his mind,
to leave his dead life behind.
Spread your wings and fly away,
Just a little time filler project on the side, my first try on creating little charms for a swap.
Stamping the copper was easy, but bending those wires … hats off to everyone who knows how to do that properly. Guess I need lots more practise to make them look even, but otherwise I’m quite happy with the outcome.
They’ll make their way around the globe soon, curious to see what I will get in return.
|The theme for last months swap was ‘Altered Egg’, here my entry: |
My sweetheart Ilka made the suggestion to create a bird cage, loved that idea. I immediately had the vision of a little robot sitting in there, hanging out, having a good time
Is more a steam ‘punkish’ style and it looks like the movie ‘Robots’ influenced me more than I would have admitted.
|And here the one I received in return.|
Just gorgeous, completely different style.
That’s what I like about those swaps, you never know what you will get.
I got it from Karen C. (forgot to ask her if it is ok to post her name).
I love the vintage look of it and the details, have a look here:
Yes, Gears, I love that detail. Thanks again to Karen for this wonderful job.
|CRC spray to the rescue to remove those rusty screws|
|even the lamp did not get away|
|a present for me :)|
Happy Valentines to all of you
|'Raw' paper mask from Geoff's Emporium|
|Mask is sealed with black Gesso. |
After that I added a cardboard tube for the eye piece
(guess where that one came from)
|Eye piece covered with golden colored aluminium foil.|
|After that I applied the leather and the stamps|
|The inside of the eye piece. Same foil, embossed with a cuttlebug.|
The outside is textured with a toothpick, just random grooves.
|The rim, cuttlebug again and some more foil.|
|Now the trick, to 'age' it I used ... *drumroll*|
BLACK LEATHER SHOE DYE
Works perfect on foil. I also use it on plastic and wood.
|From here onward it was more or less 'the usual'.|
Stamping, adding ribbons, glitter stuff, etc.